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Goodbyes are never easy … particularly when they’re unwanted, or unexpected.

And what better way to address life’s pitfalls and challenges, (or to grapple with some extremely sensitive topics), than by way of puppets? These inanimate objects allow us to experience real-life situations in a non-threatening, and often entertaining, way.

Now, up until the Middle Ages, puppets were used to ward off demons and evildoers. Today, puppetry is a form of expression and art, which can be deeply moving and cathartic, particularly when done right. And I’m happy to report, that the creators of a new short film, called “Frank and Emmet,” capture that majesty and magic.

Their story is about two performers who have worked together their entire lives. But with his health rapidly declining, 70-year-old “Frank” decides it’s come time to have a heart-to-heart chat with his colorful partner, “Emmet,” and to disclose an uncomfortable truth -– that the latter is, in fact ... a puppet. And, as writer/director Carlos F. Puertolas notes, “what comes next is an existential conversation between an artist and his creation.”

And even though my friends have asked me not to reveal any more details, suffice it to say, this heartwarming script will give you goosebumps. (It left me in awe.)

While the group’s crowdfunding campaign on Seed & Spark has been fully funded, there’s still some time to help the team raise additional cash (so that the end-result can be even better), and to join us on this extremely exciting journey. For a limited time, you can snatch up invitations to the wrap party, premiere, get a limited edition print and poster, and/or you can receive a special acknowledgment at the end of the film.

For additional information, please visit https://www.frankandemmet.com/ or https://www.seedandspark.com/fund/frank-emmet-film#story

Hurry, before it really is … too late.